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Last Updated: 14th Feb, 2022

Looking for to hire a car in Glasgow Airport or in Glasgow City Centre? We compare the market for you to get you quality cars at fantastic prices in Glasgow Scotland. Prices are all inclusive with a no excess option and are supplied by the leading rent a car companies in Scotland, Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty, and many more. Pick up location at Glasgow airport and Glasgow city centre. Book on-line before you arrive to get the lowest prices and fantastic customer care.

Glasgow Car Rental FAQ

Which is the best car hire company at Glasgow Airport in Scotland?

Based on feedback from our customers who hired a car at at Glasgow Airport, Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental have the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 8.9 out of a maximum of 10 points.

Can I rent a car at Glasgow Airport with a debit card?

Yes you can hire a car at Glasgow Airport with a debit card issued by a bank. Conditions of debit card use: card must be in main driver's name. MasterCard or VISA only. Debit cards must be issued by a bank, and numbers must be embossed. Please note, the deposit amount will be charged if using a debit card and associated transactions fees may apply. Maximum rental duration 28 days if using a debit card. Prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron) are not accepted. Be sure to check the filter for Both Credit and Debit Cards on the left side under the heading Cards Accepted At Pick-Up. This will display the car hire companies that will accept Debit Cards. Please contact us and we will be glad to explain how rent a car with a debit card

Can I rent a car at Glasgow Airport Scotland if I am over 70?

Yes, you can hire a car in Glasgow from some car rental companies up to 99 years of age with no extra charges. Contact us we will be glad to assist you by comparing the leading car hire companies to get you the best deal.

Can I rent a car at Glasgow Airport if I am under 25?

You can hire a car at Glasgow Airport at 21 years of age, with additional fees. Young driver's age: 21 to 24 years. Charge 36 GBP per day. Young driver's age: 23 to 24 years. Charge 32.5 GBP per day. Maximum 325 GBP. Please contact us directly and we will be glad to explain how to get the best deal for your age group.

Can I take a rental car from Glasgow Scotland to visit a different Country?

Yes some car hire companies will allow you to take a rental car cross border, but you will need to get permission first. Please contact the local branch prior to collection of the vehicle to arrange cross border travel. 48 hours notice is required to take a vehicle cross border. There will be additional fees to cross an International border.

Can I take a rental car from Glasgow and drop it off in a different city?

Yes some car hire companies will allow one way rentals, however you will need to let them know first. There will be an additional one way rental fee if you leave the car in a different location to the pick location. Cross border travel outside UK Mainland is permitted only into Shetland Islands, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. cross border fee of £125 per rental applies. The vehicle must be returned to the territory where it was rented. One way rentals from UK mainland to the Scottish islands are not allowed by Sixt.

How long do I need to hold a licence in order to rent a car at Glasgow Airport?

A full licence held for minimum of 1 years with no major endorsements is required by some car rental suppliers. Many car hire suppliers will require a minimum of 2 years. UK licence holders need to present the photo card.

What documents do I need to hire a car at Glasgow Airport?

The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport. A printed version of your voucher must be produced upon arrival at the rental desk. Failure to present the voucher means the car rental agent may charge you at the local rates. With Budget rentals The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport. A printed version of your voucher must be produced upon arrival at the rental desk. Failure to present the voucher means the car rental agent may charge you at the local rates. With Budget rentals UK residents should also provide 2 forms of proof of address e.g. utility bills / bank statements (maximum 8 weeks old). Please note that just the original documents are accepted. Mobile phone bills or council tax bills will not be accepted. You will have to pass a security validation check by car rental agent. Please note that non UK customers must also provide two forms of proof of address (as explained above) if the Driving Licence doesn't show their address

What is the fuel policy for a hire car at Glasgow Airport?

This will depend on the car hire supplier you select. The vast majority of cars have a full to full fuel policy, which means your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it. You can also choose pick up full return empty. This maybe more convenient if you wish to drop the car back without delays, but it will be more expensive.

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Which is the best car hire company at Glasgow Airport

This rating is taken from feedback we received from our customers that booked car hire at Glasgow Airport. Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental have the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 8.9 out of a maximum of 10 points.

Alamo 8.5

Arnold Clark Car & Van 8.9

Avis 8.0

Budget 7.7

Easirent 5.2

Enterprise 8.0

Europcar 8.2

Green Motion 4.7

Hertz 8.6

Keddy 7.3

National 8.0

Sixt 6.2

Glasgow Car Rental Locations

Glasgow Airport Main Terminal Jubilee Road, Edinburgh Scotland

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Various location around Glasgow city see full list be clicking quote and enter Glasgow

Glasgow Airport Car Hire

Glasgow Airport. Arrivals Hall, Glasgow Scotland
Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 7.00 - 24.00
Sun: 7.00 - 24.00
Glasgow Prestwick
Airport Car Hire
Arrivals Hall, Terminal Building, Prestwick Airport Scotland
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7.30 - 23.30
Sat: 8.00 - 24.00
Sun: 8.00 - 24.00
Glasgow City Centre Car Hire
76 Lancefield Quay, Strathclyde, Glasgow, G3 8HP Scotland
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8.00 - 18.00
Sat: 8.00 - 13.00
Glasgow Airport Alamo Desk
St Andrews Drive
Glasgow Airport Paisley, PA3 2TJ
United Kingdom

Glasgow Airport Information

Glasgow International Airport is situated 12km west of the city Glasgow just off the M8. The airport handles 8 million passengers per year making it the second busiest airport in Scotland and the 8th busiest in the UK.

Airport Name: Glasgow Airport
Address: Paisley, Renfrewshire PA3 2SW, United Kingdom
City: Glasgow
Country: Scotland UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 8444815555
Time Zone: GMT
Coordinates: 55°52′19″N 004°25′59″W
Driving Directions to Glasgow Airport Glasgow Airport can be reached by taking the M8
Car Parking: Long Term Parking at Glasgow offers a courtesy coach for all its visitors. Short Term Parking also available.
Taxi service: Available in front of terminal
Train service: For trains to Glasgow Central you can take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street station, which is 1.5 miles from Glasgow Airport.
Bus service: Bus service available from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow City Centre serviced by First's Glasgow Shuttle and it also services the greater Glasgow area.
Car Hire: Car Hire Desks at Glasgow Airport are just outside the Main Terminal on your left as you exit. Righ be side carpark 2
Information Desk: Located in the arrivals hall
Facilities: Business Lounge
Holiday Wing Lounge
Sky Lounge
Shops such as Boots, Dorothy Perkins, Swarovski, Tesco Express, TieRack, WHSmith.
Restaurants such as Bargo, Central Sport Bar and Grill, EAT, Frankie & Benny's and Starbucks.
Travelex Facilities
ATM machines
Post Box
Wif Available at Glasgow Airport
Baggage Wrapping Service

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Glasgow See & Do

To see Scotland in style, Glasgow is a must. Home to medieval quarters, an excellent art scene, imposing historical structures and cutting edge shopping opportunities, this city is filled with rich diversity, unpretentious glamour and warm hospitality. Also designated a UNESCO city of music, there is a bustling music scene just waiting to be explored.

Must-see attractions: Get your bearings by taking up one of the hop on hop off bus tours to visit some of the city's top attractions. Marvel at Glasgow City Chamber, particularly beautiful at night, and head to the Glasgow cathedral to see an excellent example of medieval architecture. If you're lucky, you might hear the enchanting choir rehearsing. Take a stroll around the Botanic Gardens, with its recently restored Kibble palace and magnificent Curvilinular Glasshouse for a peaceful afternoon. For something truly different, visit Victoria Park to see the fossilised grove of prehistoric trees.

Food, fashion and culture can be found at the Merchant's City, home to a host of restaurants, boutiques and galleries. You'll also find multiple heritage spots like the Church of St Mungo as well as live music venues, including Brittania Panopticon, the oldest music hall in the world! To learn more about some of the local heroes, try the excellent Charles Rennie Macintosh trail or the Glasgow walking tour. If shopping is your thing, head to the Style Mile, located in the city's heart and home to an astounding number of retailers from high street to high-end boutique.

Glasgow boasts over 20 free to enter galleries and museums, offering every possibility to art lovers, historians and culture seekers. The Riverside Museum on the banks of the River Clyde is iconic in stature, and home to a world-class transport collection, while the Tenement House captures the Victorian way of life with its guided tours and original fittings. Visit Scotland's oldest public gallery, the Hunterian Museum and gallery, for an array of impressive collections. Glasgow Science Centre is a great interactive family day out and other places of interest include the Piping Museum, the only museum dedicated to Scottish bagpipes you can even give them a try if you like!

Recommended scenic drives: Once you've collected your hire car from Glasgow airport, head to the outskirts of the city to Pollok Park, a beautiful woodland spot which is also home to the The Burrell art collection which includes Rodin, Degas and Cezanne. To sample some of the excellent Scottish whiskey, take a drive to either of the nearby Glengoyne or Auchentoshan distilleries.

Visit Loch Lomond and The Tressachs National Park, a beautiful spot for kayaking, taking a tour via Water Bus and hiking. This enchanting spot is home to fairytale walks such as Puck's Glen - named after the character in Midsummer Night's Dream - as well as longer treks including Conic Hill and Endrick Mouth via Aber Path. Take a detour to the island-setting of Augustinian monastery in Inchmahome, watch out for red squirrels and birds of prey and also visit the beautiful village of Strathyre.

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Glasgow, popular for its aesthetic culture, lifestyle and, welcoming people, is Scotland’s largest city. It offers a blend of history, nature, modernity and is quite considered a favourite destination for shoppers.

Energetic and vibrant, Glasgow enjoys an all year buzz with an arts scene while attracting high-profile exhibitions, which helped the city, acquire the title of ‘the European City of Culture’ in 1990.

Architecture in Glasgow is an attraction in itself. The city’s centre has striking Victorian structures. One will be awestruck with the masterpieces created by one of the city's own celebrated architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Glasgow being a thriving metropolis offers an array of activities and attractions. Unlock your perfect car from Glasgow, be any purpose: family holiday, escapade from urban trails or a romantic road trip. Visit our nearest office to book any car of your own choice.

Glasgow City

It is also widely regarded as the best shopping destination in the United Kingdom outside of London. Retail hubs such as Argyle Street, Sauchiehall Street and Buchannan Street have a variety of shops appealing to the fashion hungry.

While you are there, visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to get lost amongst the impressive art and colossal objects. Do not miss to check out a Visual Arts Glasgow. This mobile-savvy web portal is specifically for visitors interested in Glasgow's vibrant visual arts. It draws content direct from over 40 museums, festivals, galleries and studios together by effectively using social media platforms.

RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve or the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve and Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park boast a variety of great wildlife attractions in their natural setting.

The Clyde Valley has several outdoor spaces from smaller gardens to larger country parks. Walk through the woodland at Rouken Glen Park in East Renfrewshire. It is located only 23 miles away from the city.

Drive around Glasgow in our hire car to see the best of the city. It allows flexibility to come and go as you wish. In spite of Glasgow being a large city, we have made hiring a rental car a quick job.

Whether you are a genius or science novice the exhibitions on display at the Glasgow Science Centre are fascinating and exciting. Lie back and relax in the planetarium watching billions of galaxies sparkle in the night sky.

The A82 is the principal route from Lowland Scotland to the western Scottish Highlands, Glasgow to Fort William. It is the second longest primary A-road in Scotland after the A9.


The 250-mile route from Glasgow to Isle of Skye has been listed among the 30 greatest drives in the world. The journey will not be tiresome even for a minute, thanks to the breathtaking mix of lush grasslands, jagged hills, pristine waters and soaring sea cliffs.

If you are looking for quick ride to nature’s glory, the Old Glasgow road, B769, from Newton Mearns to Stewarton is good.

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Hotels Near Glasgow Airport

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The Grand Central Hotel

The Grand Central Hotel 99 Gordon Street G1 3SF Glasgow is ideally located next to Glasgiow's Central Station, it has recently under gone huge renovations, so is now in its prime and has a magnificient Queen Anne style stone frontage, and you will not be disappointed inside either, with every luxury catered for Free Internet, Robes, Slippers, Plasma TV's depending on the room selected. It is a Hotel which has seen some number of celebrities in earlier years such as JFK, Winston Churchill and more.

Campanile Glasgow Airport 2

Campanile Glasgow Airport 2 Row Avenue, Renfrew, G51 4SY Paisley With free parking and free Wi-Fi, Campanile Glasgow Airport is just 10 minutes from Glasgow centre. The hotel has a restaurant and 24-hour front desk, and Glasgow Airport is just 4 miles away. The modern rooms at Campanile Glasgow each have a private bathroom and air conditioning. Rooms also have a flat-screen TV, telephone, tea and coffee facilities and plenty of storage space. Just off junction 26 of the M8 motorway, the Glasgow Airport Campanile has easy access to the region’s major road network. Hillington Industrial Estate is just 2 minutes’ drive away.

Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel 973 Sauchiehall St, North West, G3 7TQ Glasgow This traditional family-run hotel is 800 metres from the SECC and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It has free Wi-Fi, free parking, good-value food and en suite rooms. The Argyll Hotel is on Sauchiehall Street, opposite, Kelvingrove Park and less than a mile (1.6 km) west of Glasgow city centre. The M8 motorway, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and the Exhibition Centre Rail Station are just a short walk away. The Argyll has a lift to all floors, a small private car park and on-street parking.

Ambassador Hotel

Ambassador Hotel, 7 Kelvin Drive, North West, G20 8QG Glasgow A stylish hotel with a unique location overlooking the River Kelvin, in the heart of Glasgow's fashionable West End. Recently refurbished and less than 1 mile from the city centre. Conveniently located in the heart of the West End surrounded by numerous bars, shops and restaurant and only 1 mile from Glasgow City Centre. Only 6 miles from Glasgow International Airport and a great base for exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport

Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport St Andrews Drive, Glasgow Airport, PA3 2TJ Paisley Just a 2-minute covered walk from Glasgow Airport Terminal Building, this Holiday Inn Express has luggage trolleys, a 24-hour front desk and on-site parking. The hotel is just off the M8 motorway. Each modern room at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Airport has a satellite TV with on-demand movies. All rooms have air conditioning and tea/coffee facilities, and Wi-Fi is accessible throughout. The Holiday Inn Express has a regular bus service, offering direct access to Glasgow city centre in just 20 minutes. The beautiful Loch Lomond can be reached in a 25-minute drive.

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